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Is My Machine Okay?, 1st Edition

  • Robert Perez
  • Andrew Conkey
  • ISBN-10: 0831134402
  • ISBN-13: 9780831134402
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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About the Product

Are you responsible for your plant's industrial machines? Is My Machine OK? is a very compact and handy reference on the potential risks of machine failure and safe machinery operation. Authors Robert Perez and Andre Conkey provide 225 pages in this hardcover guide. It foms a solid basis for reliable and safe machine operations. The authors employ their extensive background to combine the most commonly used assessment tools in a single source. Developed specifically to be taken into the field by machine operators, plant supervisors and maintenance technicians, the guide will also help reliability professionals make informed decisions about factory and process equipment. The handy and compact guide offers 12 chapters and two appendices.


  • The only reference available that assembles a body of sound operating practices.

  • Includes guidelines for gauging machine maladies, such as vibration and pulsation.

  • Provides guidelines for key machine factors, such as lubrication condition, temperature limits, alignment, and balance standards.

  • Presents numerous relevant examples within each section aimed at helping readers understand the proper application of the various assessment methodologies.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Machinery Assessment Steps
Chapter 2: Data Collection Tips
Chapter 3: Vibration Severity Guidelines
Chapter 4: Basic Vibration Analysis Part I & Part II
Chapter 5: Allowable Pulsation Levels
Chapter 6: Dynamics
Chapter 7: Machinery Rules of Thumb
Chapter 8: Temperature Limits - Bearings
Chapter 9: Compressors
Chapter 10: Piping, Vibration and Strain - Lubrication
Chapter 11: AC Electric Motors
Appendix A: Useful Conversions and Equations
Appendix B: Glossary of Conditions Monitoring Terms